Sabea Kathryn Lyon

Sabea Kathryn Lyon was born at 10:21 a.m. on Nov. 29, 2017 to Kobi and Megan Lyon at Homer Birth and Wellness Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. She is welcomed by her siblings Kari and Ezekiel.

Elsa Aveline Kaufmann

Elsa Aveline Kaufmann was born at 2:39 p.m. on Nov. 25, 2017 to Willow Jones and David Kaufmann at Homer Birth and Wellness Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. She is welcomed by her big brother Keel and grandparents Anore Jones of Waldron, Washington, and Marc and Ellen Kaufmann of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

Town Crier

The Dec. 7 world premiere at the Homer Theatre of Tom Irons’ and Jean Aspen’s “Desert Glass: A Love Story” will be a fundraiser to help with Sherry Bess’s medical expenses. Bess, former manager of the Homer Animal Shelter, is in an Anchorage hospital after recently suffering a stroke. The movie begins at 7 p.m. It focuses on Irons’ and Aspen’s years crafting stained glass art in the Tucson, Arizona, area. Also being shown is a reprise of “The Care and Feeding of Jack,” filmed in Homer and inspired by Bess and the “shelter with a heart.” Donations to help Bess also can be mailed to Bess, c/o Brian Smith, P.O. Box 3541, Homer, AK 99603.

CNAs get certification at KBC

Kenai Peninsula College announced in a recent press release that the following students have completed their training this semester to earn their state certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant: Brianna Bahl, Matthew Baker, Steven Dilfer, Gavin Elvsaas, Marian Jones, Kristina Mastre, April Stover, Pamela Tyhurst, and Wendy Webster.

Grummy’s cookies bring back holiday memories

The Below kids and the Hahn kids were the best of pals growing up. Our families were special friends, as close as family, but with a relationship that was better because we weren’t related. We kids got into a lot of mischief and had a lot of fun together, just as our folks did. Their adventures and great times most likely equaled ours.…. maybe.

In Homer, it’s neighbor helping neighbor to ensure everyone has healthcare

In the midst of a busy season, another deadline looms as open enrollment for the 2018 Health Insurance Marketplace ends Dec. 15. The open enrollment period is the time for folks to choose their health insurance coverage for 2018. This year, Alaskans have five plan options available on the marketplace.

Hearing officer spikes ethics complaint

Saying an ethics complaint filed by a Homer recall supporter “borders on the frivolous,” an Anchorage administrative law judge last Friday dismissed a complaint filed by Larry Zuccaro against former Homer City Council members David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds and current council member Donna Aderhold. Zuccaro was one of the sponsors of a petition to recall Aderhold, Lewis and Reynolds that ultimately failed at the ballot box.

Best Bets

If you’re one of the lone survivors of the Greatest Generation or a child of one of those World War II heroes, today has the same meaning as Sept. 11 or Nov. 23. Seventy-six years ago, Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor. On that infamous day on Dec. 7, 1941, the world changed for America. Ready or not, we got sucked into the fight against fascism. Some soldier or sailor known only to history became the first American casualty among thousands. Heroes at home and abroad joined the fight against Nazi Germany and Fascist Japan and Italy. In a day where some people now think it’s hip to wear swastikas — and not as prison tatts — it might seem quaint to remember a day when patriots killed fascists. Russians were our friends and not some internet troll trying to influence our elections.

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